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Ukrainian health workers, and thereby
strengthened their own ranks.
In light of all of these challenges, we were
looking for ways to make our energy
consumption more efficient. Hospitals
cannot afford to cut energy costs the same
way educational or social facilities can. We
were mainly working towards maintaining our
quality of care, which might have suffered due
to energy supply issues. We were able to let out
a slight sigh of relief in August, when the region
managed to secure electricity for its funded
organizations. Nonetheless, growing energy
prices are bound to have an effect on us.
Another challenge we are facing is that we
are lacking doctors. Last year we had to deal
with a shortage of pediatricians and doctors in
emergency rooms. We are proud of how we
handled that situation without having to close
down any pediatric offices in our hospitals.
Other achievements we can be proud of
include the successful funding of a dentistry
program at Ostrava University, opening
Czechia’s first Decontamination Unit for
Hazardous Waste disposal at Havířov
hospital, and opening three mental health
centers in Ostrava, Opava and Frýdek-Místek.
In 2023, we will continue in our
reconstruction projects for pavilion L and
construction of skywalks at the Opava
Silesian hospital. We are also looking forward
to updating the Rehabilitation Department
at the Třinec hospital. The largest portion of
our investments will go towards preparation
work for the modernization of the Specialist
Medical Institute in Metylovice and the
multifunctional pavilion in the Frýdek-Místek
hospital. We are also devoting significant
funds towards cyber security.
I believe that these steps will make our region
more attractive and offer our citizens diverse
options, not only in the medical field.
I wish everyone the best of luck in
tackling whatever 2023 it has in store
for us, especially if it is something we
Dr. Martin Gebauer,
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